I was a touch perturbed to wake up in the middle of the night on New Year's Day having had a really vivid dream about Genesis. No, not the band - the first book of the Bible. I know it's hard to believe, but actually I think I would far rather dream about the prog rockers with their slaphead drummer/vocalist than to spend my nights churning over the creation story.
It started fairly conventionally: "In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God." All that kind of stuff.... It then moved on to Adam and Eve eating of the Tree of Knowledge and realising that they were naked and being ashamed, and hiding themselves from God. Looking back on it, I suppose it's fairly easy to see where this dream came from: I was in Orvieto in the summer and saw the beautiful carvings of scenes from Genesis on the facade of the cathedral there, including Adam and Eve hiding from God. This, coupled with an episode of The Simpsons that I saw last week which depicted Homer as Adam and Marge as Eve (this Adam ate all of the apples from the Tree of Knowledge), was probably more than enough to plant the basic idea in my head.
So far though, my dream was staying pretty close to the original text... unfortunately, at this point my brain decided to wander off on a tangent and started wondering why Britney hadn't realised she was naked (well, as good as) when she stepped out of that limo the other day. Perhaps she hadn't eaten from the Tree of Knowledge? (no shit, Sherlock)
All in all, it was a rather troubling way to start 2007. Perhaps it's just as well I woke up when I did....